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The Racquet is hiring for Fall 2017. We are looking for two Sports Reporters, and for a Viewpoint Editor. Applications can be found here, and are due by 11:59 pm on May 15th.

Reporter Job Description: Reporters typically receive weekly story assignments, often on Mondays, but may be asked to find and pursue their own stories. They conduct preliminary background research, and contact sources that will put together a balanced picture of the story. Face-to-face meetings are preferable, but phone conversations suffice. The reporter then creates the article using AP style and Racquet guidelines. The reporter must submit the story by deadline including at least one photo to go with the article (including the appropriate photo credit or source). Reporters are expected to communicate with their editor(s) on a regular basis and attend all mandatory meetings.

Viewpoint Editor: This position is responsible for the Viewpoint section. The Viewpoint Editor would find timely opinion topics to write about and people to contribute opinions to the section. This position would also be responsible for marketing the viewpoint section to the campus community to attract more people to contribute opinion pieces. This person would also be responsible for ensuring the content submitted to the section is meaningful, relevant and important and establishing guidelines to help decide what content meets that criteria. If no content is submitted, the Viewpoint Editor would also write on a topic.

Qualifications: We encourage students of any major to apply! Passion for writing is necessary in this role. Reporters should be willing to conduct high quality interviews with appropriate sources, fully edit articles, and potentially receive critical feedback from editor(s). The ability to work independently is beneficial. For all writers, a willingness to pursue potentially complex stories, a strong general curiosity, and a love of human interaction are beneficial.

Compensation:

  • $24.00/week, $12.00 per article (Reporters)
  • $35.00/week (Viewpoint Editor)
  • Internship credit is available upon request for any position.

If you have questions, please contact Destiny Baitinger, The Racquet’s Editor-in-Chief for Fall 2017, at [email protected]

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